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Saturday August 23rd 2014
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Wilder Research: Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles: Facts at a glance

Wilder Research: Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles: Facts at a glance

IBNN NEWS Brief Saint Paul -- Wilder Research released enhanced snapshots for Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods with the most recent data available, including: Age, ethnicity, education levels, and median income Employment and wages Travel time and modes to work Housing stability Wilder Research released enhanced snapshots [...]

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

Samuels and The Mann: The Great White Hope and The Great Black Hope for Minneapolis Public Schools

Samuels and The Mann: The Great White Hope and The Great Black Hope for Minneapolis Public Schools

So what; you’ve been door knocking for Rebecca Gagnon. What has that done for your children in the Minneapolis Public Schools? You talk a good game as a Facebook activist, slinging insults about who and where people get their money. It’s time some of you (black folks) look in the mirror and know that people are sick of your boogieman [...]

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

Originally posted on the Huffington Post  | By Brennan Williams - reposted with integrity by OurBlackNews.com (founder Don Allen) This fall director, Justin Simien will make his feature directorial debut with the release of his comedy-drama, “Dear White People.” The much talked about flick, which stars Dennis Haysbert, Tyler [...]

Did radio station KMOJ-FM, and staff member violate FCC Law? Tune into The Ron and Don Show at 8:30

Did radio station KMOJ-FM, and staff member violate FCC Law? Tune into The Ron and Don Show at 8:30

Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show to hear the full story on how a staff member at KMOJ-FM swindled $200.00 from a political candidate with promises of contacted local party leaders and running political ads on KMOJ, which is illegal. To listen to the program, click here. By The Ron and Don Show on [...]

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

The Minneapolis Public Schools still owes IMSMC $3800.00 for work they a completed a few years back. Community members and the Star Tribune criticized the little $15,000.00 contract. So here is my concern; IMSMC gets a contract for $15,000.00 – and the same folks who have been pimping education in the community and other members of the black [...]

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

The simple answer is yes. In a meeting over the weekend with the “Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans” it was very difficult for the group to pinpoint the CCD/KMOJ-FM board of directors. But now, after several months of covert operations, we come to find out, KMOJ-FM does not really have an external group of [...]

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

IBNN will give Emerge the opportunity to respond to this post. By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN Minneapolis, Minn. - Emerge Community Development, mandatory meetings may be keeping black families homeless. Sources contacting IBNN NEWS reported that a whole family could be out on the street because of some bureaucratic policies. We need to take a [...]

Velma Korbel must go! Resignation must be submitted Immediately

Velma Korbel must go! Resignation must be submitted Immediately

IBNN NEWS Editor's note: Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights director Velma Korbel flat-out-lied about the city's Veterans Preference. Is this the type of person who should represent contract compliance, investigation and civil rights for the people of Minneapolis? Will Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges consider "dodging" this one? See the video, [...]

Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-CD3) in a fight for his political career

Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-CD3) in a fight for his political career

"This race is very different from the races in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district where incumbent congressman Keith Ellison will walk in with no real challenge or the 4th congressional district where Betty McCollum will win even if she never spends a dollar for political advertising." ~Don Allen CD3 candidate Sharon Sund (photo: [...]

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